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MEP Life 24- Goodbye to Strasbourg

With my time as an MEP coming to an end there will be many ‘lasts’. Last encounters with fantastic European colleagues; last committee meetings; and, as was the case this week, last visits to the official seat of the European Parliament, Strasbourg. I’ve explained in previous versions of MEPLife that this is where we have … Continue reading MEP Life 24- Goodbye to Strasbourg

EPLife- A view from Judith’s UK team in Brussels

Hello, Felix here from Judith’s UK team! Recently I had the chance to join Judith’s Brussels office team for a week. I thought I’d take over her blog this week and fill you in on some of the things I got up to! To begin with, the European Parliament is a pretty remarkable place. If … Continue reading EPLife- A view from Judith’s UK team in Brussels

South East MEP urges Cypriot Minister of Justice to review case of British Teenager;

Letter to George Saviddes Judith Bunting, Liberal Democrat MEP for South East England, has written to the Cypriot Minister of Justice and Public Order, George L. Savvides, in relation to the case of the British teenager who was recently convicted of 'public mischief'. The letter, which has been co-signed by a number of her colleagues … Continue reading South East MEP urges Cypriot Minister of Justice to review case of British Teenager;

SOUTH EAST MEP CONDEMNS GOVERNMENT DECISION TO SCRAP FUNDING FOR UK STUDENTS

Judith Bunting, MEP for South East England and Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Education in Europe, has condemned the UK government after it voted to end UK access to EU education and training funding after Brexit. New Clause 10 was an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill tabled by national Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson, Layla … Continue reading SOUTH EAST MEP CONDEMNS GOVERNMENT DECISION TO SCRAP FUNDING FOR UK STUDENTS

Best wishes at the end of an eventful 2019

A quick festive message to say: THANK YOU to all of you for following my journey this year and to everyone who has worked so hard to try and halt Brexit over the past few, weeks, months and years. The result of this month's General Election is sad and frustrating. It does not bear true witness to the … Continue reading Best wishes at the end of an eventful 2019

Apprentices, Erasmus and Innovation – TES Article

When I first took office and became the Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Education in the European Parliament one thing I spotted was a tremendous opportunity to help raise awareness of educational opportunities available in the EU as part of the Erasmus+ Programme. Erasmus traditionally has been a platform through which university students can study in … Continue reading Apprentices, Erasmus and Innovation – TES Article

MEP Life 23- and the work goes on…

Hello. Welcome back to MEPLife. Thank you for reading. I am sure you will understand if I come back to the election, the result and Brexit in a future message. This blog is about the work that has been going on behind the scenes. One of the huge differences about the European Parliament and Westminster … Continue reading MEP Life 23- and the work goes on…

Speech in ITRE about European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

Thank you. So I speak here as the rapporteur on the opinion on the CULT committee, so I come at it from the education angle. But, you know, given my interest in science and technology and industry and so on, I also have ITRE ambitions in mind. So I have a few points. My first … Continue reading Speech in ITRE about European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

CULT questions to the European Institution of Innovation and Technology :04/12/2019

On Wednesday I had the opportunity to ask questions of the European Institution of Innovation and Technology (EIT) as part of my role as the rapporteur for CULT on the Strategic Innovation Agenda (SIA). Put simply I am reviewing the impacts of the new proposals for EIT to continue in a wider capacity and am … Continue reading CULT questions to the European Institution of Innovation and Technology :04/12/2019

MEP Life 22- Commissioners, Budget and Europe wide Climate Emergency

Hello everybody and thanks, once again, for stopping by and taking the time to read MepLife. Work in the European Parliament powers on and, as you know, I use my newsletter, this weekly blog and the podcast I do with Caroline Voaden to shine a light on them. If you have views about the things … Continue reading MEP Life 22- Commissioners, Budget and Europe wide Climate Emergency